Screen Capture Recording Your Desktop With Open Broadcaster Software

In this article, we will briefly touch on how to setup Open Broadcaster Software, which allows you to record you desktop to mp4 format. This is useful for creating desktop tutorials or recording online webinars.

Install And Configure

1.) Download Open Broadcaster Software

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2.) Run the installer.

3.) Run Open Broadcaster Software

4.) Configure your OBS by going to Settings -> Settings

5.) Under “Broadcast Settings” switch the Mode to “File Output Only” and click “Browse.” Navigate to a proper directory and name the file “video” click save.

6.) Be sure to remove “video.mp4” at the end of the File Path and click “Apply”

File Path Example: C:UsersUsernameDocuments

7.) Left hand side, select “Video” and make sure your Resolution Downscale is set to the highest resolution. Click “Apply.”

8.) Left hand side, select “Audio” check that your Microphone is set to the appropriate mic. For instance, Logitech HeadsetClick “Apply.” and hit “OK”

9.) Setup your Sources by right clicking the blank column and going to Add -> Monitor Capture. Name and configure your monitor accordingly.

10.) Add any additional Scenes, Sources (Webcam, Text, Monitors) as needed. Use “Edit Scene” to move sources around the OBS canvas.

11.) Use the button “Preview Stream” to preview / interact with your OBS canvas.

12.) Click “Start Recording” to begin your desktop recording.

The File Output

All files should be placed into your “File Path” set in step 6 and named with a timestamp. You can use these mp4’s in video editing software such as Adobe Elements Premiere, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, iMovie, Final Cut Studio, etc. If you do it all in one take, you will not need video editing software and you can easily upload the mp4 file to Youtube or Vimeo. Enjoy!

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Brandon Franulovic and Marc Ulin smoking out Evergreen Speedway in Monroe WA doing Figure 8s. Both drivers have come a long way in 2012 and are both motivated to progress this year. Both Bfran and Ulin are in the planning stages of getting their roll cages fabricated. Hope to see them tandem together on the 3/8ths and later this year hit the 5/8th bank!

The video footage was provided by Brandon Franulovic, I believe his brother Josh, his gf Natalie Hood, and a few others filmed this with his Panasonic HD camera. Both drivers needed post production and I asked if I could do it!

This 2013 season, I will be trying to get out to the drift events more with Always Reckless. Bfran and Ulin both agree to allow me to use their GoPros along with my Contour HD cameras. I’ve invested in a few camera mounts that they’d probably love to use! Hope to see everyone this season! Please subscribe and like!

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Codecademy Google Chrome Web Store Shortcut


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